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Central Austin is one of the most desired locations in Austin, due to its proximity to downtown businesses and nightlife, the State Capitol and other Texas government complexes, and the University of Texas campus. In MLS areas 1B, 4, UT, and DT, Central Austin always has been a popular place to live, work, and spend leisure time, and has seen an even greater resurgence since the introduction of high-rise and loft living. The skyline of downtown Austin has changed dramatically over the last decade and is a vibrant hub for many Austinites and for visitors and tourists.

Everything that's great about Austin (see Austin homes for sale) can be found in the Central district. This is where people come for entertainment, shopping, business, and a place to call home. Many of Austin's annual festivals are in central Austin, including the internationally renowned South By Southwest Music Festival, which helped the city become known as the "Live Music Capital of the World." Central Austin also is a hotbed of economic activity and high-tech innovation with its thriving business climate. Read More >>

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$2,495,000
2400 Pemberton Pl - Austin, TX 78703

Bedrooms
4
Baths
5
SQ. Feet
5,151
Acres
0.37
Year Built
1949
$2,495,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Pemberton Heights Sec 11
4 br, 5 ba, 5,151 ft²
MLS® #: 2217077
Price:
$2,495,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
5
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2217077
Sqft:
5,151
Acres:
0.37
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Pemberton Heights Sec 11
Property Listed By:
Homecity, Inc.

Located In Pemberton Heights On One Of The Best Streets In The Area, This House Has Been Tastefully Updated From Top To Bottom. With A Large Lot And Beautiful Majestic Oak Trees All Around, You Will Be Mesmerized By This Beautifully Redone One Story House That Has A Sprawling Wide Open Floor Plan. This Spectacular Home Is An Entertainers Dream Home.

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$233,900
3001 Cedar St #a-213 - Austin, TX 78705

Bedrooms
2
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
908
Acres
0.02
Year Built
1985
$233,900
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Benchmark Condo Amd
2 br, 2 ba, 908 ft²
MLS® #: 7528220
Price:
$233,900
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
7528220
Sqft:
908
Acres:
0.02
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Benchmark Condo Amd
Property Listed By:
Metro Realty

This Is A Great Condo In The North Campus Area, Just North On The University Of Texas. Great For Law, Communication And Engineering Students. Leased Thru 8/09/15 At $1650 Per Month.

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$649,900
300 Bowie St #1301 - Austin, TX 78703

Bedrooms
2
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,038
Acres
0
Year Built
2007
$649,900
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Spring Condo Amd
2 br, 2 ba, 1,038 ft²
MLS® #: 9852057
Price:
$649,900
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
9852057
Sqft:
1,038
Acres:
0.00
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Spring Condo Amd
Property Listed By:
Gateway Realty Inc.

Great Deal On Spectacular 2/2 Unit Featuring All High-end Appliances, Granite Counter Tops, Gas Cooking & Floor To Ceiling Windows. Beautiful Downtown Views Of Ut. Only 1 Block To Whole Foods & Easy Walk To The Best Of Austin-lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trail. Includes 2 Parking Spaces, Extra Storage Unit In Gated Parking Garage Nego. Amenities Incl Guest Suites, Private...

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$1,795,000
2701 W 35th St #b - Austin, TX 78703

Bedrooms
3
Baths
4
SQ. Feet
3,510
Acres
0.43
Year Built
2014
$1,795,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Mont Dale
3 br, 4 ba, 3,510 ft²
MLS® #: 9322771
Price:
$1,795,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
9322771
Sqft:
3,510
Acres:
0.43
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Mont Dale
Property Listed By:
Moreland Properties

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$399,000
928 E 54th St - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
2
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,308
Acres
0.26
Year Built
1948
$399,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Hill
2 br, 2 ba, 1,308 ft²
MLS® #: 2964341
Price:
$399,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2964341
Sqft:
1,308
Acres:
0.26
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Hill
Property Listed By:
Sky Realty

Charming 1940's Central Austin Home With Serious Renovations & Good Sq.footage! Kitchen Opened Up To Living Area For Easy Entertaining! Big Windows Allow Beautiful Natural Light! Kitchen Features Ss Appliances, Cooktop, Blt-in Oven, Barrel Ceiling! Separate Formal Dining! Wood Floors Thruout-some Old,some New, Recent Roof & Hvac! Excellent Separation Of Bedrooms! Maste...

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$519,500
2101 N Lamar Blvd #1 - Austin, TX 78705

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
1,938
Acres
0.06
Year Built
2001
$519,500
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in La Terraza Condo Amd
3 br, 3 ba, 1,938 ft²
MLS® #: 2146888
Price:
$519,500
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2146888
Sqft:
1,938
Acres:
0.06
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
La Terraza Condo Amd
Property Listed By:
Red Label Realty

Location! Exclusive Opportunity To Own In The La Terraza Condominiums. This Unit Is Positioned With All Of The Conveniences In Mind....easy Access To Downtown, Hike/bike Trails, Restaurants, Shopping, Extra Parking, And Easy Walk In Gated Entry. The Open Floorplan Shows Like A Model Home With Meticulous Staging, Upgrades, Spacious Living And Masters Quarters, As Well As...

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$415,000
300 Bowie St #2606 - Austin, TX 78703

Bedrooms
1
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
698
Acres
0
Year Built
2007
$415,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Spring Condo Amd
1 br, 1 ba, 698 ft²
MLS® #: 5593602
Price:
$415,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
1
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5593602
Sqft:
698
Acres:
0.00
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Spring Condo Amd
Property Listed By:
Marathon Real Estate, Inc

Downtown Living At A Great Price! Fantastic Condo Located Walking Distance To Whole Foods, Shopping, Dining, Lady Bird Lake Trail, And Acl Moody Theater! Open Floor Plan With Views Of The Ut Tower And Dt. No Maintenance, Lock And Leave!

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$450,000
4709 Depew Ave - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
4
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,814
Acres
0.3
Year Built
1930
$450,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Ridgetop Annex
4 br, 2 ba, 1,814 ft²
MLS® #: 4723123
Price:
$450,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
4723123
Sqft:
1,814
Acres:
0.30
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Ridgetop Annex
Property Listed By:
Keller Williams Realty

Two Houses On One Lot. Own A Beautiful Vintage Home & Rent The Other House. This Is A Rare Opportunity To Own A Great Home & A Great Investment. Larger House Is A Classic Pier & Beam Beauty With Wood Floors, Two Bedrooms, A Bathroom & Formal Dining Room, Covered Front Patio & Built-in Rear Patio. Spacious Eat-in Kitchen Has An Antique Tappan Range. Vintage Doors, Window...

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$305,000
54 Rainey St #715 - Austin, TX 78701

Bedrooms
1
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
756
Acres
0
Year Built
2005
$305,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Milago Condo Amd
1 br, 1 ba, 756 ft²
MLS® #: 1457750
Price:
$305,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
1
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1457750
Sqft:
756
Acres:
0.00
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Milago Condo Amd
Property Listed By:
The Boutique Real Estate

Classic East Facing One Bedroom/one Bath Condo With Balcony. Refrigerator, Washer/dryer And Window Treatments Convey. American Walnut Flooring Throughout, Granite Counters, Tub/shower Combo, And Walk-in Closet In Master. As Rainey Street Continues To Develop, Good Deals On 1 Bdrm Condos Will Be Harder To Come By. Situated On Lady Bird Lake On The Hike/bike Trail, Wa...

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$3,495,000
200 Congress Ave #19de - Austin, TX 78701

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
3,475
Acres
0
Year Built
2008
$3,495,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Austonian Condo Community
3 br, 3 ba, 3,475 ft²
MLS® #: 1522652
Price:
$3,495,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1522652
Sqft:
3,475
Acres:
0.00
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Austonian Condo Community
Property Listed By:
Moreland Properties

Boasting Some Of The Most-popular High-rise Views At The Austonian, This Unique Residence Wraps Around The Ne And Nw Corners Of The 19th Floor. Custom-designed Unit Finishes By Austin-based Bravo Design, This Soft Transitional Space Has Been Transformed By Custom Cabinetry Throughout The Home, An Open Concept With 300 Degree Views. Stranded Bamboo Flooring And Waterwork...

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$549,999
2309 Newfield Ln - Austin, TX 78703

Bedrooms
3
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,530
Acres
0.24
Year Built
1954
$549,999
City: Austin
Status: Pending - Taking Backups
House in Sunset Hill
3 br, 2 ba, 1,530 ft²
MLS® #: 8260268
Price:
$549,999
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
8260268
Sqft:
1,530
Acres:
0.24
Status:
Pending - Taking Backups
Subdivision:
Sunset Hill
Property Listed By:
Sky Realty

Complete Remodel! Level 3 Granite, Stainless Steel Appliances, Dark Wood Cabinets In Chef Inspired Open Kitchen! Gorgeous Hand Engineered, Wide Plank Hard Wood Floors! Both Bathrooms Have Been Remodeled From Top To Bottom. Office Nook. Recent Carpet. Close To Downtown. Convenient To Mopac.

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$425,000
410 E 5th St #307 - Austin, TX 78701

Bedrooms
1
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
1,071
Acres
0.02
Year Built
1999
$425,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Avenue Lofts Condo
1 br, 1 ba, 1,071 ft²
MLS® #: 7593975
Price:
$425,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
1
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
7593975
Sqft:
1,071
Acres:
0.02
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Avenue Lofts Condo
Property Listed By:
Urbanspace

This Mid-century Boutique Building Has Only 36 Condos And Boasts A Beautiful In-ground Pool, Community Herb Garden & Freshly Renovated Lobby & Fitness Center. Unit 307 Was Remodeled In 2012 And Is Unique In The Fact That It Has A Walled Bedroom. The Kitchen Has Been Totally Gutted And Renovated, Bathroom Has Been Remodeled And Cabinetry Replaced, & 2 Murphy Beds Have Be...

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Properties in Central Austin

Urban excitement blends with old fashioned charm here, and much of Austin's heritage has been preserved. Central Austin is home to many beautiful historic sites, such as West Austin Park, and old neighborhoods such as Allandale, Pemberton Heights, and Brykerwoods. These areas feature some of Austin's finest historical homes, many of which are surrounded by large, carefully manicured properties dotted with mature oak and cottonwood trees, affording shade and privacy in Austin's busiest district. The University of Texas at Austin provides an additional backdrop of classic architecture and landscaping for many homes between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and E Dean Keaton St.

Homes in Central Austin range from cottages from the 1800s to remodeled or new construction luxury homes to sleek, high-rise condominiums. Demand for all properties in Central Austin is high, and demand for condos has exceeded the availability of units in many cases, despite rampant construction over the last few years.

Central Austin Residential Real Estate Statistics

Price Range

$120,000 to $7,000,000

Average Price

$592,144

Median Price

$483,750

Size Range of Homes

440 to 13,673 square feet

Price Range of Homes (per square foot)

$105.59 to 795.46

Median Price (per square foot)

$254.85

Average Days on the Market

68

* Based on November 2012 Data

Neighborhood Location

Central Austin (see Central Austin homes for sale) is bordered to the north by FM 2222, the east by IH-35, the south by Lady Bird Lake, and the west by the Colorado River. Downtown is bordered to the north by MLK, the east by IH-35, the south by Lady Bird Lake, and the west by North Lamar. Central Austin is in zip codes 78701 (see 78701 homes for sale,) 78703 (see 78703 homes for sale,) 78705 (see 78705 homes for sale,) 78731 (see 78731 homes for sale,) 78751 (see 78751 homes for sale,) and 78756 (see 78756 homes for sale.)

Amenities and Attractions

Austin’s recorded history began in the 1830s when Anglo-American settlers arrived in Central Texas and founded the village of Waterloo on the banks of the Colorado River, the first permanent settlement in the area. By 1839, Waterloo adopted the name Austin and became the capital of the Republic of Texas. The Texas State Capitol is an enormous pink granite building with a dome taller than that of the U.S. Capitol, a point of pride for many Texans. The Capitol building enjoys a prominent place in the skyline at the head of Congress Avenue. Tourists tend to start at the Capitol Visitors Center in the old General Land Office building and move on to the Capitol itself, completing their tour a few blocks north at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, which includes three floors of exhibits and an IMAX theater.

On the opposite end of Congress Avenue is the 416-acre Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake,) which separates Central Austin from South Austin. Its nine bridges include the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, summer home to a colony of a million Mexican Free-tailed Bats , and the James D. Pfluger FAIA (Lamar Blvd.) Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge, which provides hikers, walkers, runners, joggers, and bicyclists with a safe means of getting from one side of the lake to the other.

Other popular attractions located along Congress Avenue are the Paramount Theatre, a restored motion picture palace that is mostly used as a performing arts venue but that often hosts movie premieres and revivals of classic films, and the Arthouse at the Jones Center, a gallery that shows innovative artwork.

On the east side of downtown, the leading attraction is East Sixth Street, often compared to New Orleans’ Bourbon Street. It is lined with bars and live music venues filled with college students and tourists. It is also home to the historical Driskill Hotel, a Victorian showplace that opened in 1886. Intersecting with East Sixth is Red River Street, which is known for such music venues as Emo's and Stubb's BBQ. A little further south is the 881,400 square foot Austin Convention Center.

West of Congress is the Second Street District, which includes Willie Nelson Boulevard. The Second Street District is lined with upscale restaurants, boutiques, the Austin Children's Museum, the Antoine Predock-designed City Hall, the Austonian, a residential skyscraper that is one of the tallest buildings in the state, Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, and the W Hotel.

Just north of the Second Street District is the Warehouse District, with bars and restaurants aimed at a professional crowd. Its leading attractions include the venerable Antone's blues club, La Zona Rosa, Fado Irish Bar, Oilcan Harry's, Truluck's, Kenichi, and Sullivan's Steakhouse. North of that is yet another bar and restaurant district - West Sixth Street - which has flourished due to the increased population density created by high-rises. Its bars and restaurants include Opal Divine's Freehouse, Molotov, Ranch 616, Little Woodrow's, The Hoffbrau, Hut's Hamburgers, and Frank & Angie's Pizzeria.

At the intersection of West Sixth Street and North Lamar are Book People, the largest independent bookstore in Texas, Whole Foods flagship store, which is a wonderland for foodies, and Waterloo Records, one of the largest and most respected music stores in the United States. West of Lamar is a section of art galleries.

Just north of the State Capitol is the huge campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Book a tour of the UT Tower for a spectacular view of the city. The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, a block north of the Bob Bullock Museum, has collections of antiquities, prints, and European and American art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. The Texas Memorial Museum, housed in an Art Deco building near the Law School, specializes in natural history and paleontology. The dinosaur and fossil exhibits are a huge hit with children.

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum has artifacts from the late President's political career and a reproduction of the Oval Office as it was decorated during his administration. Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is home to Texas Longhorn football games, and the Frank Erwin Center is a venue for touring musical acts. The Visual Arts Center displays work designed by UT art students. The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center is a special collections library. While most of its holdings are accessible only to scholars, there are exhibits on the ground floor of some collection highlights, including the world's first photograph, a Gutenberg Bible, and other historical, literary, cinematic, and artistic treasures.

The area around UT is filled with bars, restaurants, and shops. The Drag is a section of Guadalupe Street west of campus stretching roughly from MLK Boulevard north to 32nd Street. While the Drag has lost some of the bohemian vibe that characterized it from the 70s to the 90s, it's still a great place for people-watching. Tourists can stock up on Longhorn-related clothing and other souvenirs at the University Co-op.

Further north is Hyde Park, a planned residential community known for its beautifully-restored Victorian and Craftsman-style homes. While there are pricier and more luxurious neighborhoods in town, if you asked many Austinites where they'd live if they had the money, they often say Hyde Park. One highlight of Hyde Park is the Elisabet Ney Museum, the home and studio of an eccentric sculptress who moved to Texas after establishing her reputation sculpting the famous and the powerful in Europe. Among her most familiar works are the statues of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin in the southern entrance foyer of the State Capitol.

North of Hyde Park is North Loop, a hipster-dominated area that includes a few vintage stores, dive bars, and funky restaurants. West of downtown are such neighborhoods as Clarksville, Pemberton Heights, and Tarrytown. (If you explore Pemberton Heights, make sure and drive by the Pemberton Castle at 1415 Wooldridge Drive, which was used as the sales office for the subdivision in the 1920s).

Other attractions in the western part of Central Austin are Camp Mabry, a National Guard camp that is home to the Texas Military Forces Museum, and, on the shores of Lake Austin, the Austin Museum of Art-Laguna Gloria, which includes the Italianate villa of philanthropist Clara Driscoll, and an art school.

Nearby Parks and Outdoor Activities

  • Northwest Recreation Center (2913 Northland Drive)
  • Perry Neighborhood Park (4800 Fairview Drive)
  • Gaines Creek Greenbelt (4800 South Mo Pac Expressway)
  • Mount Bonnell at Covert Park (3851 Mount Bonnell Drive)
  • Mayfield House (3505 West 35th Street)
  • Mayfield Nature Preserve (3801 West 35th Street)
  • Reed Neighborhood Park (2614 Pecos Street)
  • Walsh Boat Landing (1600 Scenic Drive)
  • Lions Municipal Golf Course (2901 Enfield Road)
  • Ramsey Neighborhood Park (4301 North Rosedale Avenue)
  • Triangle Commons Pocket Park (722 West 46th Street)
  • Shipe Neighborhood Park (4400 Avenue G)
  • Elisabet Ney Museum (304 East 44th Street)
  • Bailey Neighborhood Park (1101 West 33rd Street)
  • Sparky Pocket Park (3701 Grooms Street)
  • Hancock Golf Course and Recreation Center (811 East 41st Street)
  • Lamar Senior Activity Center (2874 Shoal Crest Avenue)
  • Adams-Hemphill Neighborhood Park (201 West 30th Street)
  • Eastwoods Neighborhood Park (3001 Harris Park Avenue)
  • Shoal Creek Greenbelt (2600 Lamar Boulevard)
  • Caswell Tennis Center (2312 Shoal Creek Boulevard)
  • Johnson Creek Greenbelt (2001 Enfield Road)
  • West Enfield Neighborhood Park (2008 Enfield)
  • Mary Francis Baylor Clarksville Park (1811 West 11th Street)
  • Haskell House (1705 Waterston Street)
  • Palm Plaza Pocket Park (1524 Palma Plaza)
  • Pease District Park (1100 Kingsbury Street)
  • West Austin Neighborhood Park (1317 West 10th Street)
  • Austin Recreation Center (1213/1301 Shoal Creek Boulevard)
  • Duncan Neighborhood Park (901 West 9th Street)
  • Wooldridge Square (900 Guadalupe Street)
  • Waterloo Neighborhood Park (500 East 12th Street)
  • Symphony Square (1101 Red River Street)
  • Treaty Oak Square (507 Baylor Street)
  • Lamar Beach in Town Lake Metropolitan Park (1200 West Cesar Chavez Street)
  • Shoal Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (707 West Cesar Chavez Street)
  • Republic Square (422 Guadalupe Street)
  • Waller Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (30 East Avenue)
  • Sir Svante Palm Neighborhood Park (200 South IH-35 SVRD SB)
  • Brush Square—O. Henry Museum (409 East 5th Street)
  • Old Bakery and Emporium (1006 Congress Avenue)
  • Waller Creek Greenbelt (703 East 6th Street)

Central Austin Schools

Central Austin is in the Austin Independent School District (see Austin ISD homes for sale.)

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Private Schools

  • AHB Community School
  • The Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts
  • Bronze Doors Academy
  • City School
  • Clearview Sudbury School
  • Girls School of Austin
  • Griffin School
  • Khabele School
  • Odyssey School
  • San Juan Diego Catholic School
  • SRI Atmananda Memorial School
  • St. Paul Lutheran School
  • TNS Academy

The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from January 25th, 2015 at 4:15pm CST. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.